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GAA Discussion / Re: Railway cup no more?
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:16:02 PM »
Ending a farce. Aussie Rules took the prestige the Railway Cup once had.

150 souls in Carrick for the final. It's done.

5,000 were in Armagh 2 or 3 years ago though.
ThO'Sť unsophisticated people would watch anything......

There were some from Munster who made the trip too. And I seen people from most Ulster counties at the final, not just from my own.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Railway cup no more?
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:09:04 PM »
Ending a farce. Aussie Rules took the prestige the Railway Cup once had.

150 souls in Carrick for the final. It's done.

5,000 were in Armagh 2 or 3 years ago though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Railway cup no more?
« on: November 21, 2017, 09:49:51 AM »
Ban Connacht teams from all AI competitions until they line out in the Railway Cup.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaa lookalikes
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:13:09 PM »
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Enda Smith (in Total Recall)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger (right)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:35:02 AM »
McGeady has 93 caps. What. The. F**k?

Other than that late goal in Georgia, I can't recall anything he has done.

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General discussion / Re: JFK Papers to be releaased.
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:47:19 PM »
Where's Lee Harvey Oswald today when you need him?

I know your question is rhetorical, but it's an opportunity to post one of the great news pictures.

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I have to laugh that Oswald was brought out like that after being accused of assassinating probably the most "powerful" man on the planet. Obviously Oswald was never meant to get as far as court. His inability to speak for himself (you know, with him being dead and all) confirming his "guilt"

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:56:06 PM »
Lack of areas in modern housing developments hinder the skills development of todays childer. Years ago kids played on street, but few cars were about, or on big green areas.

As kids, we were out every opportunity we got, at school too. Kids play organised football but its all structured and stifles creativity.

It's not the whole reason Ireland produce less technical players but it's definitely a factor.

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:00:14 PM »
Italia 90
USA 94 (Ray Houghton)
Clare 95
Sonia O'Sullivan World Champ
Michael Carruth

Few surprises there. Not sure about Italia 90, hardly a 'moment'. O'Learys penalty was a memorable moment though. As was Carruth.

Edit: was that the order they were voted 1-5?

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:10 AM »
Missed Thursdays show from the 90s.

What were the top 5?

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:19:51 AM »
Jesus, Ireland doing some very daft things here. Why didn't Sludden just take his mark there?

He must've got excited. He's never played as close to the oppositions goal before.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:13:55 AM »
Where's this 'D' Sean Cavanagh keeps talking about on RT…?

For years he wouldn't speak to rte as a supposed point of principle. Now you can't get him off it. In fairness he's not too bad here.

Him and Colm are both accountants. It's all about the pound signs  :)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:35:57 AM »
Only stupid fans will think Martinís whole time as manager of the ROI team will be remembered for putting on subs at halftime of a playoff for the World Cup with that squad!

That wasn't implied. Not by me anyway.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
Some really good points made recently on this thread (some awful shite too) and I think I still lean towards supporting Martin O'Neill.  However, the decision to bring McGeady on at half time was absolutely nonsensical, in what universe was Aiden McGeady ever going to turn that tie around?  Loyalty to a player is admirable but that borders on the worst managerial decision I've ever seen.

I agree. O'Neill has done reasonably well as manager considering the resources, but he really tainted his reputation with those half time subs. People will remember the last game. And all the good work winning in Cardiff, drawing in Denmark, the other night will be fresher in the memory and that sticks in the head more.

McGeady really was baffling. Throw him on 10 minutes to go maybe, but thats the limit of his usefulness.

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MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit

Anthem? Flag? Would ireland fans be happy to dilute identity to the team to keep Norn Iron fans satisfied? Another Phil Coulter monstrosity "anthem" perhaps? Where would Norn Iron fans Union flegs fit in at the Avivi? Or maybe matches should be played in Windsor? There's be 3 sets of fans to keep apart too. Would there have to be a 50:50 team split with north/South players?

These sort of incidents were the sort of things that went on decades ago, that caused the split in the first place.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:08:02 PM »
Brady and Hendrick both had very poor campaigns after a good Euros. I expected a lot more from them. Surprised neither of them was removed at HT instead of Meyler/Arter.

Having said that, it was a bit mad removing two centre MFs at that stage. Especially when one of them was replaced by McGeady. Sweet Jaysus.

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